President Amy Gutmann
Office of the President
c/o University of Pennsylvania
1 College Hall, Room 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6380
Dear President Gutmann,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history and public policy. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, need for government reform with ethics reform to reduce corruption, and many others. President Gutmann, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is because I find your work as 8th President of University of Pennsylvania and your activism to make society better to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as President of University of Pennsylvania, I like on how you are a strong advocate for the need to make Civil Rights stronger to help protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in public and education. Another thing is I like on how you advocate for people with disabilities’ rights to help protect them from being discriminated. Also I am proud of your commitment to improve diversity in University of Penn by working to hire women including minorities to work in faculty positions, expanding on funds for diversity classes to help people understand about culture, and working with minorities including women and people with disabilities to find ways to make learning a better environment. In 2009, I was very proud on how accepted President Obama’s appointment to chair the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to find ways to improve biomedicine, explore different areas of technology along with science can play a role in medicine, work on creating ethics for medicine, and find ways to fund research for these projects. Another thing that I like is how you are committed to make American history a better place in your role board of trustees of the National Constitution Center to help make the education of the U.S. Constitution a great way to help educate people through education software, make exhibits have a clear message, and many others. Also I like on how you advocate for the need for campaign finance reform like reducing money from corporations including lobbying groups to candidates, push for more disclosure to help voters know who is donating or funding money to a campaign, need to ban lobbyist gifts to legislative members along with members of their staff, and many others.
President Gutmann, I have Autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong advocate for Civil Rights, be a strong supporter of making diversity a better place, and be an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. In summer 2013, I enjoyed visiting the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania because I enjoyed learning about the founding fathers, history of the U.S. Constitution, different amendments in the constitution, and many others. Also the museum did a great job helping me with my disability because the educational interactive technology did an excellent job interpreting the U.S. Constitution, when watching clips or listening to audio it had close captions to help me understand about the topic, and many others. Your role as President of U of Penn and as an advocate for making society a better place motivates me to continue my interest in learning history with public policy. My future goal is to someday work in public policy to help shape up common sense ideas to make society better and to continue my interest in learning history by visiting historical sites along with museums. Another thing is your commitment to advocate for ethics reform with campaign finance reform motivates me to understand the need for these things to help reduce corruption in government along with elections.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to make a great difference as President of U of Penn and as an advocate. You including your work have inspired me to work hard on my disability, visit the National Constitution Center, be motivated to continue my interest in learning history with public policy, and even learn the need for ethics reform with campaign finance reform. Here is a picture of me as a gift to you for inspiring me. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a great difference for society including history, and inspiring me. I wish you well in your current role as President of University of Pennsylvania and continue to make great impact. I hope I get a chance to meet you because you are a true inspiration to me and a great role model for me.